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    • P. J. Sorg Tobacco Company, c. 1900

    • Tobacco industry; Tobacco shops; Middletown (Ohio)
    • This is a picture of the P. J. Sorg Tobacco Company, a division of the American Tobacco Company. A sign on the building reads "Home of Spear Head Plug Tobacco." Around 1870, Captain Robert Wilson, George Jacoby, John Auer, and Paul J. Sorg founded...
    • West Elkton Map, 1871

    • Maps; Ohio
    • West Elkton lies in the southwesten part of Preble County's Gratis Township. It was laid out in 1847 by J.L. Street for the following proprietors: J.N. Gift, R.W. Swain, J.H. Stubbs, Jesse Stubbs, Nathan Hornaday, Walter Wheeler, Isaac Wright, P.S....
    • Baseball at Armco, c. 1915

    • Negatives; Armco; Steel industry; Baseball; Middletown (Ohio)
    • Recreational activities were very important with the management of Armco. The Armco Association sponsored many baseball teams - some played in departmental leagues, while others played in industrial leagues. This photograph was used in the july...
    • J and J Tire Company, Incorporation, November 1, 1995

    • tires; automobiles; Middletown (Ohio)
    • The J & J Tire Company, Incorporation, was located in this building at 121 North Verity Parkway. They sold and installed tires and did other automotive repair work. James Farthing was the last manager of the store. The store was closed when this...
    • "Maggie Mitchell," 1863

    • People
    • This J. Gurney & Son studio photograph taken in 1863 is identified as Maggie Mitchell. The 1891 city directory shows a Maggie Mitchell living at 50 Webster. Before 1891 there were several Mitchell families in town: P. Mitchell was a dealer in...
    • Goodyear Service Stores, c. 1970

    • Art; Automobile repair; Automobile equipment and supplies stores; Tires; Middletown (Ohio)
    • The Goodyear Service Store was located on the southeast corner of Broad and Manchester. The 1937-38 City Directory indicates that J.J.Johnson, Jr. was the manager and that they sold tires and tubes, batteries and accessories, and Mobilgas and...
    • Miller Jones, 1029 Central Avenue

    • real estate; Middletown (Ohio); business enterprises
    • Managed by Dale J. Mccreary, the Miller Jones shoe store was located at 1029 Central Avenue. To the right of this building was the Mayer Meat Company who also had an abattoir - slaughterhouse - at 1401 Walnut. The officers of the company were Leo...
    • Paul Arthur Sorg, c. 1900

    • People; Middletown (Ohio)
    • Paul Arthur Sorg's family was the wealthiest family in Middletown. His father, Paul J. Sorg, had made a fortune in the tobacco business. Much of his money was invested in other industrial and business concerns. Paul Arthur Sorg was born in a rented...
    • 1236-1240 Central Avenue, c. 1950

    • real estate; Middletown (Ohio); business enterprises
    • At 1236-1240 Central Avenue, this building was identified by J. Thomas Sebald Realty firm as the Revelos Brother's (Charles, James, Nicholas and John) building. At 1236, the Elite ice cream and candy store was operated by the Revelos family and...
    • North Broadway, Middletown, O., c. 1910

    • Business districts; Public buildings; municipal buildings; Middletown (Ohio); Theaters; Postcards; Municipal government
    • This postcard was postmarked October 3, 1910, and shows the east side of North Broadway (Broad Street). Even though this postcard indicates that this is North Broadway, addresses at the time ran south from First Street (Columbia Avenue). They were...
    • Interior - Gough & Galt, Clothing and Furnishings, 1909

    • Business enterprises; Middletown (Ohio)
    • Not much is known about Gough & Galt, except that it was a clothing and furnishings establishment. The 1907-1908 city directory lists Eva, Kate and Mayme Gough in the millinery business at 110 E. Third. Joseph J. Gough was involved with the Galeese...
    • The Armco Ambulance Corps, May 3, 1919

    • Negatives; Armco; Military personnel; Military medicine; War; Middletown (Ohio)
    • The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917. At the time, the United States had a small standing army, and time and distance were obstacles in getting the first of the expeditionary forces to France, the first of whom arrived in June...
    • 1868 Map of Middletown

    • Slides; Maps; Middletown (Ohio); Butler County (Ohio)
    • This is a small portion of Middletown as seen on the 1868 Map of Butler County, Ohio. It was surveyed by J.S. & R.T. Higgins, and drawn by D.J. Lake, for C.O. Titus, publisher of Philadelphia.
    • Manchester Hotel, Middletown, Ohio, c. 1940

    • Hotels; Middletown (Ohio); Postcards
    • The formal dedication of the Hotel Manchester took place on November 3, 1922, following an open house for the public on the previous day. H.J. Potts was selected as manager. In the kitchen was Chef A.H. Klussman of Chicago. Henry Krause from France...
    • J.B. Hartley & Co. Shipping Order, c. 1885

    • Business and finance; Middletown (Ohio); industry; feed industry
    • At the time this shipping bill was in use, J.B. Hartley & Co. was providing forwarding services for several concerns. The business was located at Sixth (Girard) and Canal Streets. The 1894-1895 City Directory indicates that J.B. Hartley & Co. was...
    • Middletown Civic Group, c. 1894

    • Civic leaders; People; Middletown (Ohio)
    • A 1894 or 1895 a civic-minded group of Middletown men met under the guidance of Paul J. Sorg. Standing left to right are: William L. Dechant, Ed Sebald, John Boyd (cashier, later vice-president, Merchants' National Bank), John Oglesby, George...
    • Paul J. Sorg, c. 1900

    • Art; People; Middletown (Ohio)
    • At the time this drawing of Paul J. Sorg was made, he was the city's richest person. He had made his money in the tobacco busines and branched out into other enterprises. The artist of this image of Paul J. Sorg, probably used the photograph in...
    • Frances J. Eudaly (1853-1918), c. 1890

    • People; Blue Ball (Ohio); Middletown (Ohio)
    • Frances J. Eudaly, whose maiden name was Frances Jane Culbertson, was the sixth of eight children born to William and Mary Culbertson of Blue Ball. She was educated at the Springfield Seminary and married William A. Eudaly on October 26, 1876....


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